The Woodcutter's Wife

A Stepmother's Tale

Author: Dolla S. Merrillees

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781920831462

Category: Interpersonal relations

Page: 157

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Stepmothers are atrocious. Dolla Merrillees knew from storybooks. But meeting her husband-to-be she finds that true love is not just two people in harmony. She has to like his little boy; and fend off an ex-mother with a heroin habit. Our author is just a flawed human. Will she be squashed into the storybook mould? Or will she prove that a step-family can be a real family? Honest, disturbing, witty, heartwarming, beautifully designed.

The Woodcutter's Wife

Author: David Johnson

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781544932170

Category: Historical fiction

Page: 494

View: 3974


Set against the backdrop of the Civil War comes a tale of love lost and found... Mary Thomson is no ordinary woman. She works alongside her husband William cutting firewood to sell in the city, earning herself the nickname "The Woodcutter's Wife." She kills a bear with her bare hands. And she prefers plowing a field to cooking a meal. The one thing she cannot seem to handle is the melancholy that has enveloped her. Mary lost four children before they were a year old, and the doctor says she will no longer be able to conceive. Mary's world flies apart when William disappears, leaving her with the arduous task of tending their farm by herself. Using her fierce independent spirit to cope as the war rages around her, she finds help in the form of a freed slave. But after fate throws her another dramatic curve, Mary is forced to make the most difficult choice of her life. David Johnson, author of the bestselling Tucker Series, has written another of his signature "Books with Heart" that will sweep you into its whirlwind of emotion and leave you sad to see the story end.

The Art of the Turkish Tale

Author: Barbara K. Walker,Helen Siegl

Publisher: Texas Tech University Press

ISBN: 9780896722286

Category: Fiction

Page: 250

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In casting them into English, Walker has paid particular attention to capturing the flavor and excitement of the Turkish telling, while not infringing "on the narrator's right to have the tale recreated as he had told it." …The Beauty, power, and appeal of the present volume for the general reading public, however, depends largely upon Barbara Walker's own consummate skill as a teller and re-teller of tales and her commitment to conveying as much of the Turkish performance context as possible. …In a gesture which is perhaps symptomatic of the reasons for this volume's success, [Barbara Walker] recognizes in the Acknowledgments section each and every tale-teller by name—all forty of them, ranging in age from nine to ninety and coming from the many different walks of life, both urban and rural, to be found in twenty out of Turkey's seventy-four provinces from Mugla to Kars and from Istanbul to Diyarbakir. In presenting the works of "all these generous bearers of tradition" to an English-speaking audience, [she] has achieved her aim of opening a small window on the art of the Turkish tale in a volume which stands as a tribute to the art of book making as well. Sarah Moment Atis, Chair, Middle East Studies Program, University of Wisconsin-Madison President, Turkish Studies Association This will stand as a fine, quintessential contribution…. One hears the whispers of the original voices in these versions, all of which are… artful, recast in colloquial rhythms, and couched in a style that conveys the substance, the shape, the spirit, and the sumptuousness or the simplicity of the tale. Talat Sait Halman, Turkey's former Minister of Culture, then Ambassador for Cultural Affairs; now Professor of Near Eastern Languages and Literatures, New York University

The Woodcutter's Daughter

Author: Edward Charles Spreeman

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1524610623

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 126

View: 5067


A classic fairy tale set in the renaissance period, the story begins in a humble woodcutters cottage on the edge of the forest in the kingdom of Antwin, with a couple who desperately desire a child of their own. Suddenly they discover one day they are expecting. Their little girl is brought into their world like every other child, with one exception: she is born extremely ugly. From then on she finds herself rejected and friendless because no one is able to see her value and worth beyond her appearance, including herself, until she has the most heartbreaking day of her life. It is on that same day that she has an unusual meeting with a mystical being in light. After this encounter, it seems everything in her life begins to change. Follow this young girls story as she journeys through fear, love, and hopelessness to finally find real joy as well as acceptance from others and from herself.

Sword & Citadel

The Second Half of 'The Book of the New Sun'

Author: Gene Wolfe

Publisher: Orb Books

ISBN: 1429966319

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 6712


The Book of the New Sun is unanimously acclaimed as Gene Wolfe's most remarkable work, hailed as "a masterpiece of science fantasy comparable in importance to the major works of Tolkien and Lewis" by Publishers Weekly, and "one of the most ambitious works of speculative fiction in the twentieth century" by The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction. Sword & Citadel brings together the final two books of the tetralogy in one volume: The Sword of the Lictor is the third volume in Wolfe's remarkable epic, chronicling the odyssey of the wandering pilgrim called Severian, driven by a powerful and unfathomable destiny, as he carries out a dark mission far from his home. The Citadel of the Autarch brings The Book of the New Sun to its harrowing conclusion, as Severian clashes in a final reckoning with the dread Autarch, fulfilling an ancient prophecy that will forever alter the realm known as Urth. "Brilliant . . . terrific . . . a fantasy so epic it beggars the mind. An extraordinary work of art!"-Philadelphia Inquirer "The Book of the New Sun establishes [Wolfe's] preeminence, pure and simple. . . . The Book of the New Sun contains elements of Spenserian allegory, Swiftian satire, Dickensian social consciousness and Wagnerian mythology. Wolfe creates a truly alien social order that the reader comes to experience from within . . . once into it, there is no stopping."--The New York Times Book Review At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Complete Fairy Tales of Charles Perrault

Author: Charles Perrault,Sally Holmes

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780395570029

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 156

View: 5792


An illustrated collection of eleven tales including such familiar titles as "Cinderella" and "Sleeping Beauty" and less familiar ones such as "Tufty Ricky" and "The Fairies."

The Lion and the Woodcutter

Fun Time Jungle Stories

Author: Anita Gupta

Publisher: Mind Melodies

ISBN: 9350181886


Page: 20

View: 4212


Jungle stories always fascinate the tiny tots. They not only offer the children wholesome entertainment, but also broaden their knowledge about nature and jungle life. Keeping this in mind, mind melodies has come out with a set of eight story books on jungle life. To make them more attractive, the stories are enriched with beautiful illustrations.

The Fairy Tale Book

Classic Tales From Childhood

Author: Various Authors

Publisher: Michael O'Mara Books

ISBN: 1843175827

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 112

View: 1499


We all love the classic fairy tales, but just how well do we remember them? Fairy tales, passed down by word of mouth, have captivated and entertained generations of children and their parents. Today, reading these traditional tales aloud is still the best way to enjoy them and a great way to spend quality time with children. Specially written and beautifully illustrated for this edition, the tales in The Fairy Tale Book remind parents of the details of all the classics, including Cinderella, Thumbelina, The Little Mermaid, Jack and the Beanstalk, Snow White, The Princess and the Pea, The Elves and the Shoemaker and many more favourites.

Storybook Mazes

Author: Dave Phillips

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486236285

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

View: 1848


Show Prince Charming where Sleeping Beauty lies; lead Jason and the brave Argonauts to the magical golden fleece; search for the Mad Hatter with Alice in Wonderland; and more. Twenty-three stories and mazes.

SWYK on STAAR Reading Gr. 6, Parent/Teacher Edition

Preparation for the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness

Author: Show What You Know Publishing

Publisher: Lorenz Educational Press

ISBN: 078770718X


Page: 82

View: 5542


Correlates with the Student Workbook; Reviews the assessed Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) for Reading; Provides correct answers and analyses for the Assessments; Correlation charts and skills charts help educators track students’ strengths and weaknesses with STAAR. Includes Practice Tutorial CD for use on screen or IWB.

Their Language of Love

Author: Bapsi Sidhwa

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 8184759274

Category: Fiction

Page: 264

View: 5878


In this brand-new collection of stories, Bapsi Sidhwa returns to chronicling the lives and loves of those on both sides of the Indo-Pak border. A wife worries for her family’s survival during the 1965 Indo-Pak war. A mother is horrified when she learns that her daughter wants to marry her American boyfriend. An American housewife living in Lahore has a tempestuous affair with a Pakistani minister. An aged matriarch travels to the USA to discover she must confront a traumatic memory from her past. Finely nuanced, and laced with Sidhwa’s sharply comic observations, this is a stellar collection of tales from one of the subcontinent’s most important and beloved writers.

Perrault's Fairy Tales

Author: Charles Perrault,Gustave Doré

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486117588

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 117

View: 5849


Here are the original eight stories from the 1697 volume Contes de temps passé by the great Charles Perrault: "Cinderella," "Sleeping Beauty," "Puss in Boots," and more. Also includes 34 extraordinary full-page engravings by Gustave Doré.

Four and Twenty Fairy Tales

Author: J.R. Planche?

Publisher: Рипол Классик

ISBN: 5878217538

Category: History

Page: N.A

View: 9983


Four and Twenty Tales, Selected from Those of Perrault and Other Popular Writers, Tr. by J.R. Planch?

Deer and the Woodcutter

A Korean Folktale

Author: Kim So-Un

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 146291053X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 9046


This popular Korean folktale tells children the story of why the rooster looks skyward and crows loudly at dawn. Long ago, deep in the Kumgang Mountains of Korea, a handsome woodcutter saves a deer from a certain death. In return he deer helps the young woodcutter marry a beautiful fairy. After a series of delightful adventures the woodcutter is transformed into a rooster and every day calls to his loved ones in Heaven. So whenever a crowing rooster is heard in Korea, this story is told. Tuttle Publishing presents the very best in Asian children’s books, with a growing list of multicultural titles that all children can identify with and enjoy. Other titles include Japanese Children’s Favorite Stories, Chinese Children’s Favorite Stories, and Korean Children’s Favorite Stories.

The Guy Not Taken

Author: Jennifer Weiner

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1847395783

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 1732


From the acclaimed author of Good in Bed, All Fall Downand the forthcoming Who Do You Love, a witty and heartbreaking look at love and loneliness Ayoung married woman happens upon her ex boyfriend's wedding registry and wonders what life would have been like if she'd ended up with him after all - only to wake up and find out her dream, for better and worst, has come true. In Tour of Duty, a young man visits an ivy league college with his mother who does not know how to tell him that his father has left and is moving out during their weekend away. And in Kidnapping Nana two sisters travel to a beach resort and kidnap an older woman so they have a place to stay while they're there - and find an unexpected bond with the older woman in the process.

The Fairy Tales in Verse and Prose/Les contes en vers et en prose

A Dual-Language Book

Author: Charles Perrault

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486119599

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 256

View: 6132


DIVThis comprehensive text for students of French language or literature includes 3 tales in verse as well as much-loved prose favorites such as "Sleeping Beauty" and "Cinderella." Excellent English translations appear on facing pages. /div